Cinco de Mayo Block Party

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All players, all styles, are welcomed to join the Block Party! Come dressed in your best more colorful outfit and sample the goodies that the Romanus Family will be cooking up — recipes from Earth, like Tacos and Nachos and Salsa!

Be prepared for a hunt into Bedlam as well! For which you must have done the ENTRANCE QUEST…
—> http://www.uoguide.com/Mistaken_Identity <—

So be sure to have that done! See you guys there. ;)

A Difficult Lesson

midieval-jailroomI knew that taking Mary through her journey of exploring her gifts wouldn’t be peaches and cream.  No.  It would be tough, sometimes unbearable, not just for her but for me as her maker. But I am determined to make her into a better, well-rounded, powerful vampire.  Afterall, she was created with my blood… the blood of Akasha.  And it was Akasha I feared the most in Mary’s regard. For the culling is soon to be underway and if Mary is to survive, she must be taught properly.

For I took her out and showed her how to awaken her Glamour Gift; bending the will of mortals and creatures to her own.  She channels the power that is naturally within her, through her music.  She did well, some trouble at first but she’s getting better. The Glamour Gift taps into your own individual energy, which can come from whatever feeds it, to project outwardly. For me, I use my love for Pandora, which has always been the source of my greatest power. But I also use the love of my entire family to fuel it. For Mary, it is the love of music that fuels her… the source of her energy and power.  She will need to practice the Glamour Gift more until she perfects it.

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Full Moon’s Ball, Sept. 19th, 2013 @ 9 PM EST

full_moon_dreamsJoin us on September 19th, 2013 at 9 o’clock in the evening by the eastern skies for our famous Full Moon’s Ball in the city of Umbra at the Necromantic Amphitheatre for a evening of dance, drink, and fun under the skies’ stars. Known as Catskills only official “Black Tie” evening event, we ask you to come dressed in your best.

What will happen?  Will the werewolves be able to keep their control and composure,  or will the power of the moon be too much to be held back?!?  Will the older, genetically advanced Lycans fight the rogue shape shifters wolves and reveal their true natures for all to see?  Or will they remain hidden among the shadows to keep their identities a secret per the Traditions they’ve sworn to uphold? Or perhaps it will just be a pleasant evening for all to enjoy and no one will have to ruin their tux?

You will have to come to find out…

(This is a Role Playing event, so we ask that you come in character.)

Trade Center’s Grand Opening, July 11th, 8 PM EST

Trade Center of UmbraWe are pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the new Trade Center of Umbra on Monday, July 11th, at 8 PM EST.  This market will be the grand center of all trade for our Role Playing community. The premise of this shop is to buy, sell, and trade items for SILVER in a fashion that promotes role playing.  Silver will help to create our own, more realistic, RP currency.  Not many common folk of the day walked around with loads of gold pieces lying about… copper and silver pieces were more frequently used.

The focus of the shop is NOT what items you have to sell, but rather HOW you are selling them.  Some of our featured shops will be creatively selling items that may or may not be of normal economic value, but to a person living in the times of Sosaria would be useful and sought after.  Items would normally be sold for a few pieces of silver.

Read moreTrade Center’s Grand Opening, July 11th, 8 PM EST

Full Moon’s Ball, June 16th @ 8 PM EST

Come and join us for the Full Moon’s Ball being held on Thursday, June 16th at 8 PM EST.  The event will be held in the great city of Umbra, at the Necromantic Amphitheatre (of course!).

What will happen?  Will the werewolves be able to keep their control and composure,  or will the power of the moon be too much to be held back?!?  Will the older, genetically advanced Lycans fight the rogue shapeshifters wolves and reveal their true natures for all to see?  Or will they remain hidden among the shadows to keep their identities a secret per the Traditions they’ve sworn to uphold? Or perhaps it will just be a pleasant evening for all to enjoy and no one will have to ruin their tux?

You will have to come to find out…

(This is a Role Playing event, so we ask that you come in character.)

Full Moon’s Ball

Come and join us for the Full Moon’s Ball being held on April 18th at 8 PM EST.  The event will be held in the great city of Umbra, at the Necromantic Amphitheatre (of course!).

What will happen?  Will the werewolves be able to keep their control and composure,  or will the power of the moon be too much to be held back?!?  Will the older, genetically advanced Lycans fight the rogue shapeshifters wolves and reveal their true natures for all to see?  Or will they remain hidden among the shadows to keep their identities a secret per the Traditions they’ve sworn to uphold? Or perhaps it will just be a pleasant evening for all to enjoy and no one will have to ruin their tux?

You will have to come to find out…

(This is a Role Playing event, so we ask that you come in character.)

A Lover’s Dance

I am excited to announce the up and coming “Lover’s Dance” being held in Umbra on Sunday Feb. 13th at 8 PM EST to honor Valentine’s Day. We’re making it a night early to be able to give folks a chance to enjoy an in game event without overstepping the real life event. 🙂

The following prizes will be given out to couples that join us and CoD members will do the judging in each category…

Best Dressed Couple — 100,000 gold.
Best Rehearsed Couple’s Dance — 500,000 gold.
Best Lover’s Poem — 25,000 gold.

Best Rehearsed Couple’s Dance is actually quite difficult to do and takes a lot of practice. So you and your partner must practice!!! The dance must be a coordinated step dance, where the two of you execute the same steps in unison. The best execution with the least mistakes wins!

Best Dressed Couple will be awarded at the end of the night. Each couple will have a screen shot taken that will then be featured on UO Stratics, Catskills section.

Poems must be submitted in a “red leafed book” (sealed) to us at our Trade Center, no later than Saturday before MIDNIGHT!!! The winning poems will be selected and then you will be called to the podium to recite them for your loved one, so keep a copy handy.

We will see you there!

Market Day at the Trade Center, 11/20 @ 2 PM EST

Hello everyone please join us on November 22nd, at 2 PM EST as we host our first Market Day at our new Trade Center in Umbra — yes practically IN Umbra.  We will host this event every month on the third Saturday of the month.  Merchants of the best skills will be on hand to provide almost anything you need.

Market Day is a special day that allows folks to interact with LIVE vendors, much like the olden days when folks would place their orders with the smiths that sat in front of the Hammer and Anvil in Britain.  The concept is that we will take your orders, provided you come with your own materials (we will have some materials on hand, like iron ingots and wooden boards, but none of the specialty items), and fill them right there.  Our merchants will be all LGM of their crafts (GM for some skills that do not have 100+ capabilities) and should be able to work with you to provide you whatever you need.  You can come get your armor crafted, turn right around and get it imbued… you could order a woodworker to create for you a new living room for your house,  or add that new add-on… you can get your ships’ goods made and finally equip it with those cannons you’ve been seeking…   or perhaps you need a jeweler that can crank you out a new Pendant of the Magi… maybe you are seeking for really rare items to buy… or even something as simple as you need to replenish your recall charges on your runebooks… whatever your needs we will try our best to fill them.

Merchants, if you are interested in providing your services, please contact me at either ICQ 608083009 or email pandora@childrenofdarkness.com — you can “rent a booth” at the market place, bring your BEST crafter (the one with the most recipes learned) or your BEST wares to sell, decorate your booth as you like, and even set up a 24 hr “assistant” (temporary vendor) to help you.  The best decorated booth wins 100,000 gold courtesy of the Children of Darkness.

See you all there!

CALENDAR INFO:
http://www.childrenofdarkness.com/about/events/?event_id=88

PLEASE NOTE:
Not everyone that stops by on this day will be an RP’er, keep that in mind.  We will do our best to stay in character (I’d prefer RP’er merchants if possible) for this event, but it is open to all.